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1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

1,000 Comic Books You Must Read


Stunning artistry, memorable characters, gripping story lines: you'll find them all in this one-of-a-kind volume for seasoned and casual collectors alike. Discover comic gems from 1930-present, from all genres! Editor Tony Isabella (who worked beside pioneers of the industry Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, and for giants like Marvel and DC Comics) has included covers, background details, information on...   [click here for more]
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2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition

2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition


The Most Comprehensive Guide to Self-Publishing The 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands, whether it's referred to as self-publishing or indie publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing...   [click here for more]
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A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military

A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military


A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces Attention! Learn more about your military now! Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine?...   [click here for more]
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Action Movie Freak

Action Movie Freak


Written by woman of action, Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday. With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors, thrilling chases and outrageous...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work

Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work


"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough--what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing--and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes: expanding your idea into a full-fledged proposal; marketing your proposal to the...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity

Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity


The Insider's Guide to Promoting Your Book--and Yourself From the marketing genius of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Freedman Spizman comes the next book in the most comprehensive writing reference set on the market. These masters of promotion and publicity take readers behind the scenes, showing them how to work with publishers and agents to market their books...   [click here for more]
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Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells

Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells


Getting a book published is hard enough--getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists, this workshop-in-a-book is all aspiring authors need to master the art of fiction--and see their novel in print. Based on their popular workshops, Mary Buckham and Dianna Love Snell have...   [click here for more]
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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

Breathing Life Into Your Characters


Create Convincing Characters That Readers—and Editors—Can't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never been one? How can you write about being...   [click here for more]
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Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (2012)

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (2012)


New and reinvented for 2012! With more than 200 pages of articles on topics like setting, characters, picture book pacing, group online promotion and blogging, this updated edition of the classic CWIM provides more education, instruction and guidance for getting published than ever before-- while maintaining the same number of market listings to which readers can submit work! In this book readers...   [click here for more]
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Children's Writer's Word Book

Children's Writer's Word Book


In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading...   [click here for more]
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Comic Books 101

Comic Books 101


60+ years of comic book exploits-on the page and behind the scenes. Welcome to Comic Books 101, the complete, definitive and super-cool guide to the universe of caped crusaders, irradiated spiders, fantastic foursomes, and the super-talents behind their creation. Want to know when Marvel, DC and so many other publishers got their start? Wonder why Spider-Man can't challenge Batman or why...   [click here for more]
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Crafting Novels & Short Stories

Crafting Novels & Short Stories


Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy...   [click here for more]
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DragonArt

DragonArt


Nothing makes your imagination catch fire like a dragon! And now you can breathe fire with the best of them as you create dragons and other mythical beasts that will awe, delight, and disturb. More than 30 lessons break down each creature into simple color-coded steps, from basic shapes, to details including claws and wings, to spectacular finished dragons and beasts. All you need is a pencil,...   [click here for more]
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DragonArt Fantasy Characters

DragonArt Fantasy Characters


You will experience immediate success by starting with extremely easy, basic anatomy that most fantasy characters share (simple shapes, easy views, easy to copy) then be able to move on to more interesting and complex characters that go past initial pencils into a shaded and colored finish. Many of the features in the first book are carried over into Fantasy Characters such as historical facts about...   [click here for more]
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DragonWorld: Amazing dragons, advice and inspiration from the artists of deviantART

DragonWorld: Amazing dragons, advice and inspiration from the artists of deviantART


A tribute to dragonkind 120 dragons with advice and inspiration from 49 international artists From fire-breathing to friendly, dragons pretty much rule the fantasy world. Dedicated to the coolest of mythological beasts, DragonWorld is a showcase of some of today's best, most imaginative dragon art. Some stick to the popular notion of what a dragon is, while others offer more unexpected interpretations....   [click here for more]
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Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes


Dreamscapes is a unique guide to painting beautiful watercolor angels, fairies and mermaids in their own worlds (celestial, woodland, garden, sea and castle scenes) step by step. Fantasy artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law walks readers through her process, showing and describing her techniques for creating fantasy scenes full of wonder and mystery. You will begin by learning about essential materials,...   [click here for more]
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Dynamic Characters

Dynamic Characters


In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction Enlightening...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition

Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition


Get Your Readers' Attention — And Keep It — From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, essential lessons...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint

Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint


Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus...   [click here for more]
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Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings

Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings


Create Your Own Fantastic Realms! An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book... Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy...   [click here for more]
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Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition

Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition


Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition, is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independence—of being and thinking on your own, of becoming self-evaluative without...   [click here for more]
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Getting the Words Right

Getting the Words Right


The Secret to Good Writing When asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision. For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all...   [click here for more]
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Grammatically Correct

Grammatically Correct


The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation How does good writing stand out? If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more. Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing:...   [click here for more]
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Guide to Literary Agents (2012)

Guide to Literary Agents (2012)


New and reinvented for 2012! Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book...   [click here for more]
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Horror Movie Freak

Horror Movie Freak


You'll scream with delight while reading this fun and engaging book that discusses fright flicks all horror fans need to see to ascend to the level of a true Horror Freak - from classics (Dracula and Psycho) to modern movies (Drag Me to Hell) and lesser-known gems (Dog Soldiers). Movies are divided into various categories including Asian horror, beginners, homicidal slashers, supernatural thrillers,...   [click here for more]
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How To Start a Creative Business

How To Start a Creative Business


The Jargon-free Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs This user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses. Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice. The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups...   [click here for more]
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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal


The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposalis THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively...   [click here for more]
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Inside Dickens' London

Inside Dickens' London


This is a fascinating, evocative account of 19th-century London, so well known from Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. It draws on descriptions of life in the capital from original letters, diaries and newspapers, as well as Dickens' own social commentary, to paint a vivid portrait of a city undergoing massive social changes. No author has ever described the city of London as well as Dickens. His...   [click here for more]
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Inside Pepys' London

Inside Pepys' London


Inside Pepys' London reveals a vivid picture of London at a critical point in history - poised to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts of all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment, to politics and religion. Though no king or great general, thanks to his diary Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history....   [click here for more]
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Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design

Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design


Good Design, Down to the Letter Packages on store shelves, posters on building walls, pages of a website—all contain information that needs to be communicated. And at the heart of that communication is type: visually interesting, interactive, expressive and captivating. Each letter must come alive; therefore, each letter must be carefully crafted or chosen. A solid foundation in typography,...   [click here for more]
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Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)


The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry...   [click here for more]
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Plot Versus Character

Plot Versus Character


A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction What's more important to a story: a gripping plot or compelling characters? Literary-minded novelists argue in favor of character-based novels while commercial novelists argue in favor of plot-based stories, but the truth of the matter is this: The best fiction is rich in both. Enter Plot Versus Character. This hands-on guide to creating a well-rounded...   [click here for more]
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Provenance Press's Guide To The Wiccan Year

Provenance Press's Guide To The Wiccan Year


In "The Provenance Press[registered] Guide to the Wiccan Year", Judy Ann Nock offers readers a definitive guide to "the wheel of the year." Capturing the essence of the major and lesser holidays, this complete and practical reference will appeal to Wiccans of all levels of experience. The handbook offers something for everyone: recipes, crafts, activities, spells, rituals, and meditations....   [click here for more]
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Robert's Rules of Writing

Robert's Rules of Writing


The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired. In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques...   [click here for more]
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Roget's Super Thesaurus

Roget's Super Thesaurus


Roget's Super Thesaurus is a perennial favorite among writers, and this latest edition has more than 1,000 new and expanded entries. This timesaving reference will help you find the perfect synonym or antonym to give your writing precision and color. From aback to zydeco, you'll find the exact word you need. Easy to use and comprehensive in content, Roget's Super Thesaurus includes these unique features:...   [click here for more]
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Sci-Fi Movie Freak

Sci-Fi Movie Freak


"I'll be back." -- The Terminator, The Terminator (1984) To the movies, that is. And so will you with the help of Sci-Fi Movie Freak, a celebration of some of the greatest science-fiction movies of all time. Your inner geek will freak finding everything from classics like Metropolis, Forbidden Planet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey to modern movies...   [click here for more]
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Star Trek The Collectibles

Star Trek The Collectibles


This book provides a wide-range of Star Trek treasures you can appreciate whether you're a devoted Trekkie or a novice collector of this epic American science-fiction franchise. Then the pages of this spectacular guide, you'll discover more than 1,500 color photos including memorabilia direct from Paramount Studios warehouses. In addition, you'll enjoy chapters covering more than 40 years of Star...   [click here for more]
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Steampunk Emporium

Steampunk Emporium


Embark on a most extraordinary expedition Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios Make haste and pack your bags right away — you're not going to want to delay this charming adventure! Whilst perusing the pages of Steampunk Emporium, the harrowing antics of Miss Emily Ladybird will engage you in the most enchanting...   [click here for more]
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Story Engineering

Story Engineering


What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting...   [click here for more]
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Straight Talk on Writing

Straight Talk on Writing


20 Conversations with Authors about the Craft This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton,...   [click here for more]
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Successful Scriptwriting

Successful Scriptwriting


How to write and pitch winning scripts for movies, sitcoms, soaps, serials and variety shows Let's start with "The End." The credits roll - we see "Screenplay by …" and there's your name. The show's a hit! It's Emmy/Oscar night, and you're seated up front. The nominations are revealed; your name is called. Your acceptance speech is memorable, an inspiration...   [click here for more]
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The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction

The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction


Once Upon a Time, it was NOW... While a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past, a historical novelist has a more immediate task: to set readers in the midst of bygone events and lead them forward, allowing them to live and feel the wonderment, fear, hope, triumph, and pain as if they were there. In The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction,...   [click here for more]
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The Art of War for Writers

The Art of War for Writers


Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises Strategies and Tactics for the Master Novelist Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge...   [click here for more]
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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing


Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally,...   [click here for more]
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The Fire in Fiction

The Fire in Fiction


Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether? Something similar is true of a great...   [click here for more]
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The Little Red Writing Book

The Little Red Writing Book


For Writers from All Walks of Life! There's no need to fear the big, bad world of writing with The Little Red Writing Book in hand. Brimming with clever advice, this book offers writers, students, and business professionals a concise guide to penning strong and effective work for all occasions. The Little Red Writing Book is designed for visual appeal and ease of use. Elegant yet practical,...   [click here for more]
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The Pirate Primer

The Pirate Primer


Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail. Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primercontains three...   [click here for more]
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The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies

The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies


From the Knights Templar to the JFK Assassination: Uncovering the [Real] Truth Behind the World's Most Controversial Conspiracy Theories Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus’ birth?   Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio?   Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret...   [click here for more]
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The Ultimate Game Guide To Your Life

The Ultimate Game Guide To Your Life


Or, The Video Game As Existential Metaphor For anyone who has ever felt like life is like a video game comes this faux game guide for a fictional adventure video game titled ''Your Life.'' Fans of videogames or anyone who has ever held a controller will love this romp through life's challenges from the formative Toddler Years all the way to the Retirement Home. Complete with navigation,...   [click here for more]
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The Way of the Hedge Witch

The Way of the Hedge Witch


As every good hedge witch knows, the best magick is made right at home. This book shows them how to transform their homes into sacred spaces, where they can: Create magickal cookbooks of recipes, spells, and charms; Prepare food that nourishes body and soul; Perform rituals that protect and purify hearth and home; Master the secrets of the cauldron and the sacred flame; Call upon the kitchen gods and...   [click here for more]
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